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Will Cones, Bollards and Planters Save our Children?

Kings Heath Low Traffic Neighbourhood has started, but as cones are replaced by more fixed bollards, will LTN bring us closer together? Last week I walked along Howard Road to admire the new planters. As I passed Colmore Road, one resident returned the missing cone to the middle of the road to prevent cars from […]

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Hear Young People, Feed Brum

There are hundreds of people in Birmingham who aren’t as lucky as us to have a home to go to tonight. Instead, they will be in hostels, squatting or on the streets with little access to food. Let’s Feed Brum. A simple aspiration. For Woodcraft Folk Venturers, a group of of ten to twenty young […]

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What’s a corn dog?

It’s corn dog season at Swanshurst Park in Billesley! My eleven year old daughter had to explain to me what a corn dog was – if you’re prepared to get muddy they’re just waiting to be picked. If you turn off the path near the lake very soon the ground gets pretty muddy, and within […]

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Getting into Nature

It’s amazing how quickly you’ll find interesting stuff on a garden nature trail. Five steps out into our back garden we found this – a tiny alpine strawberry flower.  With the aid of modern technology (a mobile) we got closer and closer…

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Making home made plant pots

Freya talks us through how to make a paper plant pot from newspaper ready for your windowsill garden. She’s planting marigold seeds, but now’s the time of year for most annual seeds and vegetables. An activity Freya learned at Woodcraft Folk, this makes a perfect garden activity, or indoors for your windowsill growing, particularly if […]

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Going WILD in Birmingham

The 13th May will see ActiveStreets collaborating with our friends from the The Wild Network, as we begin working with select streets in Birmingham as part of GoWild initiative.